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Vegan Pumpkin Fettuccine! Yes, alfredo sauce can be healthy! Made with a secret ingredient, this sauce is creamy, slightly sweet with a hint of nutmeg and sage. You will never go back to regular alfredo sauce again! This post was originally shared November, 2012.
Who doesn’t love fettuccine alfredo? Growing up, it was my favorite thing to order at our local Italian restaurant — and you better believe I ate the entire plate, even at 12 years old. Creamy, buttery pasta!? What could be better.
This vegan pumpkin fettuccine alfredo was one of the first vegan pasta recipes I ever shared– almost 8 years ago! I was experimenting with cashew-based sauces and I clearly remember calling BL from my little Stockton apartment and saying, “Come over! You’ve got to try what I just made.”
Before cashew sauces took over the plant-based internet, this was still a huge ‘aha’ moment for me. Adding in pumpkin, sage and nutmeg, I was able to transform that silky, creamy sauce into the perfect fall meal.
As I was going through my blog photos over the weekend, I stumbled upon this recipe and wanted to reshare it with you. That happens when you have over a thousand recipes; some of my favorites get lost through the cracks and resharing them allows me to gently remind you that yes, this is one worth making.
If you’re new to plant-based cooking, this is a simple recipe to get your cooking feet wet with.
Haven’t cooked with cashews before? No problem. Get ready to be blown-away by the creamy, silky sauce that pureed cashews become.
I highly recommend soaking the cashews before pureeing as this will allow your sauce to be extra creamy, without any grit. If you don’t have time, simply pour boiling water over the cashews and allow them to soak for ~15 minutes while you prep the rest of the recipes.
Hope you love this vegan pumpkin fettuccine alfredo as much as we do! If you make it, make sure to come back and leave a comment and rate it! Seeing you make my recipes makes my day and your feedback helps other readers.Print
Vegan Pumpkin Fettuccine! Yes, alfredo sauce can be healthy! Made with a secret ingredient, this sauce is creamy, slightly sweet with a hint of nutmeg and sage.
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Can you sub purchased, pre-made cashew milk for the fresh blended cashew milk? I do not have a blender or food processor up to the task. Thanks!
Hi Jenny, yes- you can use premade cashew milk but it just won’t be as thick/creamy.
Yum!! Can’t really go wrong with fettuccini!
Super creative! I swore it would’ve been a cauliflower sauce blend with pumpkin… but cashews, genius! Can’t wait to buy your book when it hits the shelves!!
This was fantastic!! I just added some salt and fresh ground black pepper to mine and a bit of garden peas. But it no NO way makes 25 servings!! More like 4 servings! I think you must have a typo???
Awesome Idea!! That looks amazing! Did you make your own pasta? It looks fresh?
Thanks Aaron! I did not use fresh pasta for this one, I believe I used Barilla Fettuccine!
This looks totally delicious! I often add pumpkin to a cheese sauce to reduce the fat in a sneaky way, but I love that you’ve used cashews here for a creamy base. Who needs the holy trinity when you’ve got cashews and pumpkin?! Thanks for the recipe!
I don’t think I have ever seen fettuccine look this delicious before! Definitely loving the pumpkin flavouring.. you can definitely consider that I will be recreating the recipe.